Jim Dufour recently sent images and info on Randy Laframboise’s and Mike Sparks’ HO scale Rutland Mainline subdivision, circa 1952. It was too nice not to share. Many thanks to Randy, Mike, and Jim for permission to share with our readers. Here’s Jim!
This dispatch highlights some of the trackside industries that caught my eye along Randy and Mike’s Rutland Mainline subdivision, circa 1952. The lead image, above, is a hardwood mill at Brandon. It’s been said that many of the homes in Brandon featured the very best hardwood floors in Vermont!
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Bill Welch has been busy on the workbench. He sent notes and images on improving a kit roof to make it look like a Hutchins. Here’s Bill with the details.
Here is my attempt to model a Hutchins roof using the very basic roof Funaro & Camerlengo provides with their sweet little D&H boxcar kit.
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Ryan Mendell shared a couple photos recently on a discussion list. I contacted him and asked if he could share his techniques on the Resin Car Works blog. Here are Ryan’s notes and photos.
I recently completed painting and weathering two 1929 built Canadian National single-sheathed boxcars. These are HO scale resin kits once produced by Sylvan Scale Models but these are also offered by Kaslo Shops.
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About the time John Golden’s gondola post appeared, Clark Propst was finishing up a gondola for his fleet. Here’s Clark with notes and photos.
I got this C&NW Accurail gondola kit decorated by 5th Avenue Car Shops in a trade a few years ago and finally decided to assemble it. After a quick look around, it appeared to match the C&NW prototype close enough.
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